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‘The Walking Dead’s' Steven Yeun Gets Even Bloodier In ‘Mayhem’ Trailer

Stewart Perrie

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‘The Walking Dead’s' Steven Yeun Gets Even Bloodier In ‘Mayhem’ Trailer

The workplace can sometimes cause some undue stress or anxiety. Some of your colleagues might be nice while others can be so annoying that you just want to aim a nail gun at their head from across the room and pull the trigger.

But we all fight those urges, crack a smile and carry on with our daily duties because that's the normal thing to do. However, what if an airborne virus made its way into your office, causing a building-wide lockdown and turned everyone into violent murderers?

Well that's the premise of Mayhem, starring Steven Yeun (The Walking Dead), who not only gets fired as he comes into work one day, but then also has to fight for his life and stay alive for the next eight hours.

Check out the trailer here:

Credit: RLJE Films

Despite everyone in the film looking like they have serious cases of pink eye, it looks bloody brilliant. Judging from the trailer, it looks like The Purge meets Resident Evil with a sprinkling of the intense violent scenes in Kingsman: The Secret Service. The film also looks like it has some decent comedy spread throughout, so it's not just all blood and gore.

It's only been released in a few film festivals, but Mayhem has already got a 100 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

Eye For Film's critic Jennie Kermode says: "Yeun makes an appealing and personable lead. He's also slight enough that one can feel properly fearful for him during the fight scenes, but not so much so that it's unconvincing when he fights back.

Mayhem trailer
Mayhem trailer

Credit: RLJE Films

"The scenes of conflict are well handled; it's actually hard to depict completely untrained, inexperienced people attacking each other in a realistic way, and director Joe Lynch achieves this without ever compromising on the fun of it all."

The Daily Dead's Heather Dixon adds: "With its infectious energy, ambitious story and effects, and a frenetic and frenzied pace, Mayhem is a wickedly fun survivalist horror action hybrid that takes on office politics with an assured sense of precision and wit."

Steven Yeun isn't the only The Walking Dead alumni in Mayhem, with Dallas Roberts (Milton Mamet) also appearing in the film.

After first appearing at South by Southwest Film Festival in March this year, it toured similar events in Australia, Portugal and most recently Spain. It'll head to South Korea and Canada in two weeks time, but there's no word on when it will receive a full theatrical release.

Featured Image Credit: RLJE Films

Topics: Blood, Horror Movie, The Walking Dead

Stewart Perrie
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